Over a million people from across the globe have joined the Women’s March against new United States President Donald Trump. The international campaign aims to raise awareness of women’s rights and other civil rights, they fear, could be under threat under Donald Trump’s presidency.
There are as many as 600 “sister marches” planned around the US, with some of the biggest expected in Boston, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles apart from marches across globe, including at London, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Paris, Amsterdam among others.
According to some estimates over a million people have poured on to the streets of Washington alone.
With banners and posters like “women rights are human rights,” hundreds and thousands of women protesters poured in downtown Washington, and were joined by several lawmakers including Indian-American Ami Bera.
“Congratulations to the women marching today. We must go forward to ensure full reproductive justice for all women. #WomensMarch,” Senator Bernie Sanders said in a tweet, asking his supporters to join the first protest against Trump.
New York, US
Massive number of people turned up to participate in the Women’s March despite severe cold conditions in the city.
Los Angeles police said well over 100,000 people packed several closed blocks. Several trains were added to the city’s jammed metro line in order to accommodate the large crowds.
Thousands of protesters joined in protest in London. Demonstrators marched from the US embassy at Grosvenor Square in central London, to Trafalgar Square, where Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was among those attending a rally.
Protesters chanted slogans of “build bridges not walls” and “dump Trump” and attacked the new US President for his previous derogatory remarks on women.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Hundreds of Israelis, most of them women, protested outside the US embassy in Tel Aviv on Saturday against President Donald Trump.
The protesters waved placards reading “Hate is not great” and “Women’s rights are human rights”, according to an AFP journalist.
In Paris, thousands rallied in the Eiffel Tower neighbourhood in a joyful atmosphere, singing and carrying posters.
Hundreds of people were witnessed rallying against Donald trump in the Dutch chapter of the Women’s March.